Hi there! I work for a newspaper/magazine and have been experiencing various issues with InDesign. I use InDesign 5.5 on an (all-in-one) iMac with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63). My system – processor: has a 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5; memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3; graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB.
Here's the main issue I'm experiencing:
While browsing for files within InDesign, I am experiencing a significant amount of lag while the thumbnail preview loads. The larger the file, the larger the preview. This happens on only my computer — and even when I am exporting files I experience this lag.
Since day one I've been having this issue. I have disabled all thumbnails in Finder, and prefer to browse for files in the column layout — it is the fastest way for me to work. So why is InDesign still loading those previews?
My question: is there a way I can disable the automatic loading of those mini thumbnails while browsing within InDesign (or any other Creative Suite product I use)?
Finding a solution would incredibly speed up my workflow. We use a very specific naming system here, and if I do need to browse by thumbnail, I take my chances and use Bridge.
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
Sound like on preferences>file handling is turn on always save preview images.
Does that mean I should turn it off?
Thank you for that question. We are experiencing the same issues while browsing trough DAM folder connected to Adobe Experience Manager. Opening large folders with .tif files is really slow and we were hoping that disabling those thumbnails will help. Can you please let us know if you've found any solution? Thanks a lot.